It’s time for one of my favorite campaigns of the year! #sharetheSPARK is “Momentum’s movement to inspire, encourage, & motivate others to find their own SPARK while becoming their very best selves”!
This year, there are TWO new mantras – “Keep Reaching Higher” and “Find Your Courage”. I decided to keep ‘Find Your Courage’ for myself and give ‘Keep Reaching Higher’ to my amazingly-talented friend, Christine (@christinerunsfast). I remember when I first met Christine at my first SFRRC Saturday club run in 2017. If it wasn’t intimidating enough just to join a new running group, it was also my first weekend as a San Francisco resident so I was a little anxious. I don’t remember really remember the actual run at all but I do remember the breakfast after. Christine and I talked about our favorite insta-famous runners and our personal running goals – BOOM, instant friendship! But really, I went home after that run and was like, omg did I just find a new BFF?!
Since then, Christine has qualified for Boston several more times, finished her first Boston Marathon last month and is chasing a sub-3 hour marathon goal! How amazing is that?! On top of that though, she finds the time to inspire others because she is a teacher, but also other runners like me. She is there on the good days and the bad days; and the days when I don’t want to run up a hill but she makes me do it anyway.
So anyway, I am excited to #sharetheSPARK with Christine, it wasn’t the first time and probably won’t be the last (lol). And if you don’t already, go follow @christinerunsfast to see her ‘Keep Reaching Higher’ and accomplish her inspiring goal!
In true spirit of the movement, the #sharetheSPARK collection is on sale with an opportunity to pass it on and pay it forward! From now until May 6th, each of the #sharetheSPARK mantras are priced at $14/each and if you buy one, you can get a second for only $7! Check them out on https://momentumjewelry.com/.
Share your #sharetheSPARK story by tagging @momentumjewelry and using #sharetheSPARK.
It’s your time to shine. You are amazing. You are capable. And you are #beYOUtiful.
Momentum Jewelry’s #beYOUtiful campaign is inspiring people all over the world to change the conversations in our heads. To put an end to the negative voices and to be kinder to ourselves. The campaign page asks, why is it so easy to compliment others, yet so difficult to say the same things about ourselves? When I first read that question, I quickly realized how real it was for me.
I am my own worst critic, especially when it comes to running. And I had no idea how much I was holding myself back.
Going into last weekend, Momentum Jewelry sent me a ‘BELIEVE IN YOURSELF’ wrap as we geared up to launch this #beYOUtiful campaign. And of course, I had to wear it right away for my half marathon that weekend. At the start of the race, I hoped for a PR but I strongly doubted my ability to achieve one. During the race, I often found myself wanting to give up but as I looked down at my wrist, I was reminded to believe in myself. It sounds a little corny but it was just the extra confidence boost that I needed. Despite all of my doubts, I managed to come away with a 6 minute PR.
Following the half marathon, I chose the “I am FEARLESS” sign for the launch of the campaign. I had learned to change the negative words in my head to result in a stronger race. Then flash forward a week to this past weekend. I ran a 5k confidently and I surprised myself with a huge new PR, beating the old PR that I set back in high school (I never thought that I would ever be able to beat it). Going into the race, I knew that I would be running with some of my fastest friends. But instead of thinking about how fast they are and holding myself back, I focused on me. I focused on my ability to finish strong regardless of what place I came in. I finished in 6th place for gender, last among my speedy friends but I am perfectly happy with the outcome.
Now, it’s your turn. You turn to unleash your potential. Practice self-love and work towards the best version of yourself.
Find out how to join in on the fun at MomentumJewelry.com.
We all sometimes need that extra motivation, inspiration or mantra that gets us through the day or that one challenging workout. Momentum Jewelry is just that. From April 16-30th, Momentum Jewelry’s #sharetheSPARK campaign is about sharing that extra piece of inspiration around the world.
Momentum Jewelry offers four amazing mantras for their #sharetheSPARK collection: Keep Moving Forward, You’re SO Worth It, You Got This! and Never Give Up.
This year I decided to share the spark with my ambassador fam for The San Francisco Marathon. As we inspire and encourage others to run TSFM, I thought we could all use a little piece of inspiration for ourselves. And as you can see below, we loved them!
Some of our other favorite mantras include ‘Run More, Worry Less’, ‘BeYOUtiful’ and ‘Adventure Awaits’. Find out how you can join the movement or shop their other AMAZING mantras!
Another tough week in the books! While last week challenged me with weather, this week challenged me with being sick.
This week I received an important reminder from a friend who sent me this awesome piece from Momentum Jewelry that says, “just breathe”. As runners, we often get caught up in our training when we really need to take a step back. After being out sick for the majority of the week, I needed the extra reminder that I don’t necessarily need to push myself to reach that set pace or that set mileage just yet.
Monday – speed workout with Fleet Feet, 6.6 miles.
Tuesday – rest day.
Wednesday – 3 miles.
Thursday – rest day.
Friday – 3.5 miles.
Saturday – 10 miles.
Sunday – rest day; for as much as I want to be outside, I am making myself rest.